Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Festival of Finishing – Day Three

Today at jury duty I overheard/spotted something too priceless not to share -- A woman sitting in the jury waiting room reading Oedipus aloud to her teenage son. Ahhhh! Did the cautionary elements of the story totally escape her? Was she a seventh grade teacher trying to reinforce the message of the story? Yikes!

Now off we go to the Festival of Finishing!

Today we have a very manly kimono, modeled by the ever cooperative Cocoa Bear.



Here’s a bear-free shot so you can see the crochet neckline and stripe detail.



True, it’s not technically a kimono, not by a long shot, but the design was inspired by this little sweater…



The Mason Dixon baby kimono I knit for Baby Gleek, who will be joining us verrrrry soon.

For the Baby Gleek Kimono and the modified Manly Kimono I used the same yarn, Lily Elite Cotton, knit on #7 needles. To create the modified Manly Kimono I just followed the Mason Dixon directions, stopping at the bottom of the V on each side (21 stitches), then joining the two sides together to create a one-piece front.

14 comments:

carrie said...

ok, that's one of the best jury duty stories i've ever heard.

love the sweaters -- and love cocoa bear!

Melissa said...

Really cute!

schrodinger said...

Wow, you're really getting going with that finishing aren't you? You go girl.

Love the jury duty story btw.

Veronique said...

You went to jury duty?! I hope you faked some contractions and got out of there! Sheesh!
Good job on the finishing :)

Lisa said...

You're on a roll! Way to go. The baby stuff all looks great!

Sandra said...

beth, you are on a knitting rampage! cute baby sweaters! and oh my god, the jury duty story is truly a gem. can't make it up, i tells ya

Courtney said...

The manly kimono is a great idea. I may have to try that myself.

Brenda said...

Both sweaters are great! I'm glad your festival is going so well. You're amazing!

Janet said...

oh my goodness, I am mighty impressed by your festival of finishing.
can you send some of that motivation my direction?

craptina said...

I'm so happy for you! that pic of the "to-be-finished" pile is dwindling!!!

Ashley said...

Ooh, I love he "boy" version of the kimono. And Oedipus is priceless...maybe Overheard in NY-worthy?

Jen said...

I love that green kimono! Well, of course, I seem to like anything green... but I love the non-traditional baby things, and that's cute and girly without being the standard pale pink.

Christy said...

Mr Bear definitely looks comfy and stylin'

gleek said...

wow! look at all your finishing! i'm sure the peanut is going to love the kimono.